Swathi Baddam

Swathi Baddam

Teaching Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Business Administration/Operations and Supply Chain Management, Cleveland State University, 2014
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Cleveland State University, 2007

Positions Held

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 to present

Current Courses

  • Business Analytics I (BADM 210) An introduction to basic knowledge of statistics, distributions, and linear regressions in a business setting Students will be able to perform and understand the use of basic statistical methods in generating inferences and modeling including hypothesis testing and multivariate regression. The course will introduce the concepts of a data life cycle, data visualization, and data summarization. Students will learn how to identify, describe and frame business opportunities through evidence-based storytelling and hands-on learning using spreadsheets and data visualization tools.

  • Operations Management (BADM 275) Operations Management is about developing, producing, and delivering goods and services that meet and exceed customer expectations. In this course, students will be introduced to decision making frameworks and techniques for effectively and efficiently managing operations through coordinated efforts across different organizations in a supply chain and across multiple areas within an organization. These multiple areas could be consumer analytics, research and development, finance, engineering, marketing, human resource management, sourcing, information systems, logistics, and accounting.

  • Practicum in Supply Chain Mgt (BADM 337) This is the capstone course for the Supply Chain Management major. Students are required to work in teams to solve real-world supply chain management problems using the tools and techniques learned from their other classes. Students are required to present their progress and final reports to both the faculty and company sponsors. Also covers some basic elements of project management and a large case study.


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